In 1997, Jo Horgan opened the first Mecca Cosmetica store in Melbourne with the purpose of helping people to look, feel, and be their best. Twenty-five years later, Mecca has grown to become Australia's largest prestige beauty retailer. With more than 7,000 team members and over 100 stores in Australia and New Zealand, the company offers an exclusive edit of the best in global beauty from more than 200 brands. Mecca’s passion for education and equality is brought to life through its social change program, MECCA M-POWER, which aims to address gender equality by educating, elevating, and empowering women and girls.
Ms. Horgan was recognized as a global beauty leader in 2022, receiving the Pete Born Impact Award at WWD’s annual Beauty Inc awards.